Paris was named the most expensive city in the world to buy a round of drinks in
Those visiting Paris will fork out an average of £13.68 for a beer, coffee, bottle of water and coke – nearly 40 per cent more than they pay in London.
Dubai, New York and Hong Kong are the next priciest, with travellers to the Middle East’s largest city shelling out £8.78 for a beer alone.
The research, carried out by ethical coffee brand Honest Coffees, ranked some of the world’s most prestigious cities, with London coming in 11th most expensive overall.
Dubai is one of the next priciest cities
Our findings show that the big-ticket holiday destinations like Paris, New York and Tokyo can be costly when it comes to buying drinks
Thrifty travellers should for South Africa, with Cape Town coming in at less than £5 for all four drinks and Cairo the best value at a measly £3.92.
India is another great option for canny globetrotters – with bottles of water and coke costing just a few pence in the likes of New Delhi and Mumbai.
Sterling will also go further in South and Central America, with prices in Rio de Janeiro, Lima and Mexico City all dwarfed by those in London.
Perhaps surprisingly, a cup of coffee typically costs more in the Mexican capital than in London.
Travellers heading to Australia will not just face pricey flights. Its two biggest cities – Sydney and Melbourne – both come in fractionally pricier than London for refreshments.
The same is true in much of the US – with Chicago and Los Angeles both more expensive than in the UK.
Chicago is more expensive than the UK
Wyatt Cavalier, co-founder of Honest Coffees, said: “Our findings show that the big-ticket holiday destinations like Paris, New York and Tokyo can be costly when it comes to buying drinks.
“But it’s not much better closer to home, with the average pint in London costing the best part of £5.
“Despite Londoners being hard done on the cost of a pint of beer, buying a cup of coffee in the UK’s capital costs less than in Mexico City, which may come as a surprise to most.”